An episode of "G.E. College Bowl", featuring intelligent students answering tough questions. Hosted by Allen Ludden. This was among the first "hard quiz" programs to emerge after the infamous "quiz show scandals" nearly killed the genre. The series proved to be a success. This episode is sponsored by General Electric, with a total of four commercials for them, plus their logo is displayed on the set.... Picture quality is not up to my usual standards. Topics: Classic TV, Television, General Electric, Game show, Quiz show, 1959, 1950s, Allen Ludden
An episode of the anthology series "General Electric Theater". This dramatic episode features Harry Belafonte & Ethel Waters, and originally aired 6 November 1955. Please forgive the less-than-perfect picture quality. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Harry Belafonte, Ethel Waters, General Electric Theater
An episode of a game show which aired 1956–1957, which was hosted by Bert Parks. Complete with the original commercials for General Mills products. Personally, and this is just my opinion, I consider this program to be quite unpleasant. Topics: Classic TV, Bad, Game show, Giant Step
Glenn Miller was dead, but his band (under the direction of Ray McKinley) had their own summer replacement series in 1961. Contains the original commercials for cigarettes and pudding. While this show is public domain, the songs performed are still copyrighted. Topics: Classic TV, Television, Variety show, Big Band, Glenn Miller Time, 1961
Glenn Miller had been dead for years, but his band was still performing in 1961. They appeared in this summer replacement series. Am I correct about this series being public domain? Note: contains original commercials for Kent cigarettes and Jell-O. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Variety show, Big Band, 1961
Gentleman Jim Corbett (George Montgomery) returns to the 1950s to fight Joe Louis (himself) to settle the debate of who is the better fighter. However, the fight will be off if Jim falls in love on Earth and a country girl presents a problem. Season 3, Episode 19 (February 6, 1955) Ronald Reagan hosts. Note: This recording is in terrible condition with video problems throughout. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, G.E. Theater, General Electric Theater, Ronald Reagan, Joe Louis
Ten "Gang Busters!" episodes: The Boilat-Fiaschetti case (1954), The Graham Dennis case (1955), The Karpis case (1955), The Herbert Noble case (1955), The Mendoro case (1955), The John Dillinger case (1955), The O'Dell-Griffin case (1954), The Phantom case (1955), The Unholy Three case (1955), The Van Meter case (1955). favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Gang Busters!, 1950's Television, Crime, Crime Drama, Criminal, Criminals
A bank robber with a love for cooking pulls of a daring bank heist. Will he get away with it? This episode comes from Gangbusters 1952 run when it aired every other week. Topics: Classic TV, Gang Busters, Police
Years ago,before you could find a million books,and thousands of web pages about the Three Stooges,would try to find information on the various members.When searching for Moe Howard,often got results for Joe Howard.I knew Moe,but not Joe.Never did know Joe until I picked up this show.Kind of a nice,charming little show from the infancy of television,and actually enjoyable.So here it is,the Gay 90's Revue,with Joe Howard,not Moe Howard.So dont just know Moe,get to know Joe! favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Joe Howard, Vaudeville, ABC, 1948
Robert Cummings (Love that Bob) plays a gunslinger trying to leave his life of violence behind and find acceptance in a peaceful town. But violence follows him from Texas in the form of a badman. Michael Landon plays an impressionable teenager that lookcs up to the gunslinger. Season 5, Episode 26 (March 24, 1957) favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: General Electric Theater, Bob Cummings, Michael Landon, Classic TV, Western, G.E. Theater
The Gene Autry Show ep 1x26 Double Barreled Vengenance Original Air Date: April 21, 1951. Gene goes undercover to get a outlaw that hid his money somewhere outside of town. TRIVIA: Filmed using CBS' non-compatible color process which would later be rejected by the FCC. In 3-D for glasses with red on the left and cyan (blue) on the right. *The only way to get good 3D is to film the movie in 3D. This was not filmed in 3D, it was made 3D with a FREE programe.* favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Gene Autry, Gene Autry Show, Western, color, 3D
An ad seeking adventure lands author Dan Holiday (Alan Ladd) in a sanitarium where everyone keeps calling him "Stokes." Season 3, Episode 11 (December 5, 1954) Based on the Box 13 radio play, "Daytime Nightmare" which also starred Ladd. General Electric Theater was hosted by Ronald Reagan and the original ads are included. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, G.E. Theater, General Electric Theater, Alan Ladd, Ronald Reagan
In "I'm a Fool", James Dean plays "The Boy" aka "Walter Mathers" alongside Eddie Albert's on-screen narration of the same character. Natalie Wood appears in this "Fool", cast as the young woman Dean falls in love with. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Drama, Natalie Wood, James Dean
A widow who has become professional lecturer (Myrna Loy) on dealing with loneliness struggles with the loneliness of constant lecture tours. Season 3, Episode 26 Original Air Date: April 3, 1955 favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, General Electric Theater, Myrna Loy
Ronald Reagan plays the owner of a store selling rare albums that finds himself caught between two females: A wealthy woman with romantic designs a mischievous little girl with no one else to care for her. Season 7, Episode 31 (May 10, 1959) favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: General Electric Theater, Ronald Reagan, Classic TV
A young singer (Johnnie Ray) has the opportunity to get his big shot at fame with a recording contract and a radio show, but will the price of fame be too high for him to pay? Season 3, Episode 18 (1955) Ronald Reagan Hosts favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Johnnie Ray, General Electric Theater, Ronald Reagan
This film was produced as a promo for the new 1963 line of toys from the Gilbert Toy Company. This version is in full eye poping color. All other versions were only seen in black and white. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: toys, television commercials, pop culture
World's Heavyweight Championship: Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott. "Friday night fight" from Chicago Stadium. Jersey Joe Walcott, who had lost the world's championship crown to Rocky Marciano in Sep. 1952, tries to regain the belt in the first fight of the evening. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Live TV, 1950's Television, Kinescope, Boxing, Gilette, Cavalcade of Sports, Chicago,...
World's Heavyweight Championship: Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott. "Friday night fight" from Chicago Stadium. Jersey Joe Walcott, who had lost the world's championship crown to Rocky Marciano in Sep. 1952, tries to regain the belt in the first fight of the evening. Aired May 15, 1953. In 3-D for glasses with red on the left and cyan (blue) on the right. Topics: Classic TV, Live TV, 1950's Television, Kinescope, Boxing, Gilette, Cavalcade of Sports, Chicago,...
Pilot that wasn't picked up for "The Ginger Rogers Show". Ginger Rogers plays twin sisters Margaret and Elizabeth Harcourt with Charles Ruggles as their Uncle Eli Harcourt and guest star Cesare Danova. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: pilot, a love affair just for three, AVup, episode, Ginger Rogers, ginger, rogers, Charles Ruggles,...
Glamour Gal tells the Story of a 105mm Gun Crew On Iwo Jima It documents the activities of a Marine gun crew (G Battery) from the 5th Marine Division and their 105mm howitzer (named Glamour Gal) on Iwo Jima. This short traces their activity from the time the unit leaves Camp Pendleton to the beach landing on Iwo Jima. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: WWII, Marine Corps, Iwo Jima, pdmovies
Surviving record of 1930's German "Live" television. Preserved with an amateur camera by Horst Hewel. Regular broadcasting in Germany began March 22, 1935 and even by the end of the decade there were no more than just a few hundred sets around. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Live TV, 1930's, Germany
Surviving record of 1938 American "Live" television. These scenes were part of a Kinescope "demo" reel (1949), which was posted on 'youtube' a few years ago, but is (apparently) no longer available. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Live TV, 1930's, Kinescope, 1938
A cab driver picks up a man who wants to be taken to the middle of a bridge. Aired 30 December 1954 (Season 3, Episode 14). [The "MPEG4" file is the source file. Download it if your player can handle h.265 (HEVC).] Topics: Four Star Playhouse, Dick Powell, Robert Foulk, Robert Bice, William Johnstone, George Wallace,...
A man who was just released from prison seeks revenge on his ex-wife. aired 1 January 1954 Season 3; Episode 18 [The "MPEG4" file is the source file. Download it if your player can handle h.265 (HEVC).] Topics: Schlitz Playhouse, Ellen Drew, Richard Egan
This is a movie length pilot for a series that never materialised. Blatantly influenced by 'The Exorcist' it stars Dack Rambo (who later appeared in 'Dallas' for a while) and co-stars Dan O'Herlihy as the exorcist and a young Kim Catrall as the mother of the possessed girl. The evil 'Rimmin' - leader of the satanic cult - is played by perennial villain Richard Lynch. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, TV movie, Pilot, Horror, Occult, Dan O'Herlihy, Richard Lynch, Kim Catrall
Host: Carl Smith - Guests include: Marguerite Piazza, The Louvin Brothers, Junior Briarhoppers, Grandpa Jones, Marty Robbins, Minnie Pearl, etc. Topics: Classic TV, 1950's Television, ABC, Kinescope, Live TV, Purina, Grand ole opry, 1956
Host: Carl Smith - Guests include: Buddy Ebsen, Chet Atkins, Collins Kids, The Jordanaires, June Carter, Flatt and Scruggs, Minnie Pearl, etc. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 1950's Television, ABC, Kinescope, Live TV, Purina, Grand ole opry, 1956
Groucho Marx in his extremely popular 1950's television series "You Bet Your Life", which aired on the NBC Television Network. The "secret word" in this episode is "Chair". The series was a comedic game show which allowed plenty of room for Groucho's verbal comedy. Contains original broadcast commercials. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Groucho Marx, Comedy, Humor, 1950s, 1950's, 50s, 50's, Fifties, Quiz Show,...